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Sorry but you are confused. Picasa first shows you the JPEG preview that is embedded in RAW files. It then loads the RAW data and lets it be converted by the codec. What you see then is the RAW file with default convertion. In order to get something good from a RAW file, you have to work at it. IIRC there are questions here regarding matching the JPEG ...


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It looks like the laboratory messed things up: the film you used is a daylight color negative film. Which means that basically, without (extra*) correction, the daylight images should have been ok, and the indoors way too orange. But as it is a negative film, the lab can apply an extra correction for white balance (probably the reason there is no tungsten-...


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Your lens dates back to a time when some lenses were still completely manual, and the aperture had to be manually closed for stop down metering. Your zoom lens has a more modern feature that allowed for wide open metering and then the lens would automatically stop down to the desired aperture just as the photo was taken. By the 1970’s most lenses had this ...


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I have an Olympus body (E-PL1) and a Panasonic lens (100-300mm zoom), and haven't noticed any special problems. It feels kind of silly to have 'paid' for in-lens stabilization that I keep turned off, but even when I've accidentally knocked the switch into the on position, it doesn't ruin the average shot (it makes for odd effects during long exposures on a ...


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This is completely normal. Unlike many makers, though, Olympus includes the hot-pixel mapping function on all their cameras, so you can just use that. Remember, a full resolution JPEG from this camera has 15,925,248 pixels. If, say, a dozen of them are defective, that will have a 0.000075% impact on your final results. It's really a non-issue, and not ...


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There are some warnings about using different types of non-mercury replacement batteries. In this flickr thread, there are a few suggestions: Use the WeinCell MRB625 replacement battery for PX625/PX13. This is designed as a drop-in replacement for the OM-1, and even says so on the packaging. Get 1.3V hearing-aid batteries from the drug store. Apparently ...


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For lensfun <= 0.2.8, you may download http://wilson.bronger.org/db/version_0.tar.bz2, and extract its contents over your old database, which usually resides in /usr/share/lensfun (clean this directory first). For lensfun > 0.3.0, a simple "lensfun-update-data" on the command line, possibly with a "sudo", is enough. Both methods install the current (...


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Your exposures are under exposed. Prints made from under exposed images often have a green fog or tinge. It is an artifact from an attempt to make a "useable" print from a very thin, under exposed colour negative. Increase your exposure time or illumination and the resulting print will sparkle with beautiful colour.


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Most RAW photos include a JPEG thumbnail (which is what you'll see initially); Then Picasa runs the RAW decoding (with different parameters to your camera), giving you your desaturated image.


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Are the effects really being applied, or are they just showing up in the preview image of the application you use? For example, I can apply in-camera effects to my RAW images, and these effects will appear in my RAW editing software (Adobe Bridge & Camera Raw) as a preview image. Once opened for editing though, the edit disappears. Have you tried opening ...


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Olympus has a pretty good explanation on this page: The CCD, CMOS, and NMOS sensors used as film in digital cameras are made up of millions of pixel sites that are microscopic photodiodes—charged electronic elements that respond to light. These pixels may cease to function over time or may not even be functional when the sensor is manufactured. There are ...


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This is generally not true. The image stabilization should be helping in that range. However, you can't expect miracles. Olympus claims 5 stops of stabilization on that model, and, taking that down to a realistic real-world three stops, that means 1/5th second has the blur from camera shake you might otherwise expect at 1/40th of a second. Maybe a little ...


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Hate to say it, but you're unicorn-hunting. There is no such beast. Understand that you're shooting a camera with a 2x crop factor. So, a "normal" lens is 25mm. And if you're looking at all classic film-era lenses to adapt to your camera, you're also looking at lenses from an age when 24mm was an exotic super-wide lens. And when f/2.8 was pretty much the ...


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Just to complete this - my camera went to Olympus AU who diagnosed a faulty shutter mechanism. they tell me that is a replacement not a repair - but I think these service centres are lazy when it comes to that choice. So in any case its hardware not software. Its not battery, sd card or anything I could fix at home. (though please do try these first) ...


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The cartridge is fine. Remember, when you get the cartridge, the leader is already exposed, so the film canister is designed to allow the film to come out without exposing the roll to light. You may have ruined a photo or so, but when you load the film, you are supposed to load until both top and bottom take-up teeth are engaged, so thats essentially what ...


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Had the same problem once with 135 film and a Canon EOS 300v. Turns out, that: the battery was quite low (and old) it was winter-time outside with -5 °C and some idiot (me) had the habit of tightening the film before putting it into the camera. I did so for years with manually winded cameras. But the electronics measured maybe to much needed force and ...


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I would suggest looking into a shift or tilt-shift adapter, to mount say a wide-angle Canon EF or Nikon AF-S lens. This way, you have a much wider selection of regular lenses to choose from than just looking at tilt-shift only lenses. And you will likely be able to achieve what you want much cheaper as well. Edit: I specifically recommended full frame ...


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The Olypmus Digital PEN series cameras are interchangeable lens cameras. The camera itself does not perform the zooming — you can zoom only if the lens attached to the camera is a zoom lens. It sounds like the lens attached to your camera is a prime lens. That is, it has only a single focal length, meaning it cannot zoom.


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This is my go-to resource http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/. At this site, you can find up-to-date news about the Micro Four Thirds industry (new cameras, technology breakthroughs, etc). They also lists the different cameras available in the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds formats. They appear to be sponsored by Olympus, but give seemingly unbiased ...


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Okay, so, one can make this better. The control panel is in fact called the "Super Control Panel", which is important to know, because the setting I couldn't find is called Live SCP in the menus. And you get to it with a single press of the OK button, once the camera is configured properly. The relevant option is in the Custom Menu, under page D ( which is ...


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(To be 100% pedantic: The physical button is "Fn2". "Multifunction" is a software function that can be assigned to (some of the) physical buttons, and by default it's assigned to Fn2.) Hold the button down and rotate a dial one step - either of the two dials, in either direction. Now you're selecting which of the 4 functions the button will be quick-...


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The main problem is probably that you go through an analogue connection to your TV. Unless you connect using HDMI (or DVI, DisplayPort or other digital connections) you will not get good result. If your camera doesn't have any digital output, the best idea is probably to display your photos using a computer (or connect your computer to the TV using a ...


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Yes, they both use the same battery type. The E-M10 comes with a BLS-5 and the E-M10II comes with a BLS-50. They are equivalent as you can see in Power Supplies for OM-D / PEN series cameras. You can buy replacement batteries for the E-M10 and they'll work for the E-M10II. Both come with a BCS-5 battery charger that can charge both batteries


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Just wanted to put my experience out there. Had this identical problem which is why I found this discussion. Determined to test everything in a hope to get it working I found a solution which worked for me, for now atleast. Switching to burst mode on the camera solved my problem. It failed a couple of times; taking just one photo eventhough in burst mode. ...


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Alright, I think I figured it out. This is specific to Snow mode which allows for gloved operation of the camera. From the manual: Tap the right or left side of the camera body once. • The picture mode selection screen is displayed. Tap the right or left side of the camera body to select a function. Tap the back of the camera body twice to confirm your ...


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Some comparisons: FD-1 is compatible with only TG-4 (Firmware update is required) and the TG-5. The shooting distance is 2 - 30 cm and is usable underwater. LG-1 is compatible TG-5, TG-4, TG-3, TG-2, TG-1. The shooting distance is 1 - 10 cm and is not usable underwater. A interesting Olympus website is: http://cameras.olympus.com/tg4fd1review/en/ This ...


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My Oly EPL2 works well with my Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 prime. No quirks at all. The autofocus and image quality work precisely as one would expect. I can't say on the 25 mm f/1.4, but there seems to be a good ethic of m43 interoperability.


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The Olympus Pen E-PM1 is a Micro Four-Thirds sensor at 17.3mm x 13 mm , while the Canon SX 40HS has a 1/2.3" sensor, at 6.17 x 4.55 mm. This alone is a massive difference, where larger sensors generally provide much better image quality, especially in these size ranges. Of course the Olympus has removable lens, while the Canon does not, another option to ...


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As of 2018, aside from the built-in RC "smart" optical system made by Olympus and Panasonic, there are a few radio triggering systems that now support TTL and HSS with MFT (micro four-thirds), as well as remote power control. There are also manual-only systems with radio triggers built-in that support remote power control from the MFT hotshoe. Full TTL/HSS ...


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Yes, it is possible to print a 16"x20" print from a Olympus OM-D EM-5 16Mp file that retains it's sharpness and detail - when viewed from a typical viewing distance. The key here is viewing distance. Typically, a person does not view a 16"x20" print from the same distance as, say, a 4"x6". A 'safe' calculation of viewing distance for a 16"x20" print is ...


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